Jeff Smith


Jeff Smith

Vice-Chair of the Marketing and Communications WG

Head of Connectivity, Zephyr Programme

Airbus Defence and Space

Jeff has been leading the connectivity strategy and business development activities in the Airbus Zephyr programme for the past 2.5yrs. Jeff brings together strategist, marketer and business development skills with over twenty five years’ experience progressing through customer service, technical management, product development, management, marketing, MIS, business development and senior strategic roles across APAC, EMEA and the US.
Delivering the development, launch and successful growth of multiple products and services such as high speed data services, Unified Comms, Managed Services, Managed Security, Mobility and Data Centre expansion, with more recent success in the development of SDWAN and combined service orchestration services.
Zephyr and HAPS is a whole new ecosystem on the cusp of commercialisation to tap into the vast opportunities that connectivity, EO and other applications promise. The increasing interest and scale of the companies all now involved is testament to this.
It is a privilege to play my part in increasing awareness and encouraging the necessary development of the wider HAPS eco system in the Vice Chair marketing role with the HAPS Alliance and I look forward to meeting you at our future events – either virtually or in person!